Category Archives: 1920s

The SE Asia/East Asia Post

South-East Asia/East Asia 1. Thailand (1905) 2. Cambodia (1928) 3. Laos (1930) 4. Bali (1935) 5. Malaysia (Peranakan) 1930s 6. Indonesia (1940) 7. Vietnam (1930) 8. China (1930s) 9. Korea 10. Japan (1930s). I have spent a fair bit of … Continue reading

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Modern Times

I love all those illustrations back in the day (largely the 20s) that have men terrified of the forthcoming emancipation of women.  More often than not, the women in the illustrations look so nonchalant and cool. Pic 1 from Korea … Continue reading

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The evolution of the modern sari

It’s been difficult for me to update this blog along with tumblr as I am a little hard pressed for time. The only significant thing that I need to update here are a series of posts I am doing on … Continue reading

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The Group Photo Post

Group photographs are great because they give an actual sense of what people wore back in the day. The first pic for example is probably Madras in the 1930s. All the women are in the then modern six-yard sari.  The … Continue reading

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Orange is the New Black – 2

Untitled, MV Dhurandhar, 1917

Posted in 1920s, Art, Asia, Early 19th century, fashion, Indian Dress, Indian fashion, Indian Women, Paintings, Sari, Sari Blouse, vintage art, Vintage Blouse, vintage fashion, vintage sari | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Women of India

–Women of India – MV Dhurandhar via Santanus. X X

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Midweek Post- 3

In the closing decades of the nineteenth century in a land already thronging with all manner of gods and goddesses there surfaced a novel deity of nation and country who at some moments in the subsequent years seemed to tower … Continue reading

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Phryne Fisher

And speaking of kick ass ladies, one of the few TV shows I watch both uninterruptedly and uncritically is Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (i.e. I am a fangirl so please don’t take the post as an endorsement to immediately rush … Continue reading

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The Families Post

A look at families from the late 19th century till about the 1980s.  Its impossible for me to do justice to the many photographs documenting families across region, religion and caste so this is just a sample. First up, North … Continue reading

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The 1920s Paintings Post

Mazumdar tended to hint at nudity by draping his models in semi-transparent or wet saris, a technique that was later adopted by Indian cinema. Hemendranath Mazumdar‘s naturalistic oils of partially clothed, vaguely erotic looking women were unsurprisingly popular in the … Continue reading

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